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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Reflections on life, rock-climbing, and falling. And some questions for you. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]1️⃣After 5 days facing my deepest fear of heights, and falling countless times while climbing up, ANYTHING life throws at me right now seems like so much less...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Shanti Shanti Shanti and, upon needed, Fuck Off. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Being spiritual to me is to find meanings for what is happening. To interpret the circumstances of my life in an empowering way. To see that every hardship offers a lesson to learn. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Loss and betrayal...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Neuroscience has brought together what science had torn apart: [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Today we know that there is no mind/body separation, we know that physical symptoms are the expression of a problem of the whole system, not just of a part, and we know...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] We can’t control what happens to us, and trying to do so is a sure path to unhappiness. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] The only thing under our control is how we respond to life, and the meaning we attach to what life throws...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] Liberation is when my inner state is independent of the outside circumstances. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]It’s when I realize that the bigger the loss, the greater the lesson.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]It’s trust that I am taken care of, and that all that is happening is...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]The rishis that passed on the knowledge of yoga centuries ago, had it very clear that the biggest obstacle to our own happiness is…[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text] US. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]To be more precise, it’s the uncontrolled state in which our minds dwell. The Katha Upanishad...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]A few days ago I taught my last class at Floripa. Some students asked me to stream it on Zoom, because they wanted to be part of it, but my gut feelings told me that I wanted to...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]I remember walking out of my first yoga class, more or less 10 years ago, and feeling different, like this was not my regular workout. And mind you, it was a total workout because that yoga class was...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]When I leave Italy for a while and come back, I can’t help but notice the ability of people to nourish dramas in their lives in a way or another. And in covid’s year this tendency is exacerbated...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]We act out of habits (brain scans suggest that we are conscious only 5% of our day!), and our emotional responses to events are also habitual. Patanjali knew about this and spoke about it in the Sutras too (see...

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